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They struggle with an unshakable sense that the “ease of modern life” has led to “an increasing meaninglessness of modern life.” And they aren’t sure what to do about it. “We’re supposed to be attacking headspace or whatever now,” says a well-meaning student, “Right?”

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12.17 Communion Town by Sam Thompson [Boston Globe]

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2012

9.25 All in the Family by Robert O. Self [Boston Globe]

6.13 Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif [Boston Globe]

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4.18 Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift [Boston Globe]

1.31 Norumbega Park by Anthony Giardina [Boston Globe]

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2011

12.10 420 Characters by Lou Beach [Boston Globe]

11.12 Becoming Dickens by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst [Boston Globe]

11.07 Saladin by Anne Marie Eddé [Boston Globe]

9.10 Broken Irish by Edward J. Delaney [Boston Globe]

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4.15 The Civil War by Ken Burns [PopMatters]

4.15 Confessions of a Young Novelist by Umberto Eco [PopMatters]

4.11 Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton [PopMatters]

3.21 Blood Work by Holly Tucker [PopMatters]

2.25 The S Word: Socialism by John Nichols [PopMatters]

2.14 20 Under 40: Stories from the New Yorker [PopMatters]

2010

12.01 American Colossus by H.W. Brands [PopMatters]

11.02 Listen to This by Alex Ross [PopMatters]

10.12 Eden on the Charles by Michael Rawson [Boston Globe]

10.12 My Year of Flops by Nathan Rabin [PopMatters]

10.05 The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson [PopMatters]

8.31 Christianity: The First 3,000 Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch [PopMatters]

6.11 The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge [PopMatters]

5.04 The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins [PopMatters]

4.27 The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter [The Phoenix]

4.15 Sam Amidon - I See The Sign [The Phoenix]

4.13 Duel at Dawn by Amir Alexander [Forbes.com]

4.12 American Lives: A Reader by Alicia Christensen, Ed. [PopMatters]

4.09 Cartographies of Time by Daniel Rosenberg, Anthony Grafton [PopMatters]

3.30 Red Sparowes - The Fear is Excruciating... [The Phoenix]

3.19 Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights [ALARM]

3.09 These New Puritans - Hidden [The Phoenix]

3.04 Clogs - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton [The Phoenix]

2.12 The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester [PopMatters]

1.27 Pit Er Pat - The Flexible Entertainer [The Phoenix]

1.14 The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis [PopMatters]

1.13 RJD2 - The Colossus [The Phoenix]

2009

12.16 The Roman Forum by David Watkin [PopMatters]

11.24 Trans Am - What Day Is It Tonight? [The Phoenix]

11.16 Boston Noir by Dennis Lehane, et al

11.13 Ulysses and Us by Declan Kiberd [PopMatters]

10.06 The Black Heart Procession - Six [The Phoenix]

9.30 The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham [PopMatters]

9.22 Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold [The Phoenix]

9.15 Castanets - Texas Rose, The Thaw & The Beasts [The Phoenix]

9.09 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers [The Phoenix]

9.08 Marcus Aurelius: A Life by Frank McLynn [PopMatters]

8.19 Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs [The Phoenix]

8.12 The Landmark Herodotus by Robert B. Strassler [PopMatters]

8.10 Robert Pollard - Elephant Jokes [The Phoenix]

8.05 The Evolution of God by Robert Wright [PopMatters]

8.03 Zu - Carboniferous [ALARM]

8.03 Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans [The Phoenix]

7.22 Sax Ruins - Yawiquo [The Phoenix]

6.09 Meriwether Lewis by Thomas Danisi and John Jackson [PopMatters]

6.08 The Horse's Ha - Of The Cathmawr Yards [The Phoenix]

6.03 Judas: A Biography by Susan Gubar [PopMatters]

6.01 Sonic Youth - The Eternal [The Phoenix]

5.18 You Are Here by Christopher Potter [PopMatters]

5.07 Paris From The Ground Up by James H.S. McGregor [PopMatters]

4.28 Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free [The Phoenix]

4.21 Takeo Toyama - Etudes [The Phoenix]

4.14 Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle [The Phoenix]

4.06 Black Dice - Repo [The Phoenix]

3.17 Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Beware [The Phoenix]

3.03 Arbouretum - Song of the Pearl [The Phoenix]

2.09 Mi Ami - Watersports [The Phoenix]

1.28 John Zorn: Tradition and Transgression by John Brackett [PopMatters]

1.27 Dalek - Gutter Tactics [The Phoenix]

1.20 Lars Horntveth - Kaleidoscopic [The Phoenix]

1.19 The Inventon of Air by Steven Berlin Johnson [PopMatters]

1.12 A.C. Newman - Get Guilty [The Phoenix]

1.07 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion [The Phoenix]

1.05 London Rising by Leo Hollis [PopMatters]

2008

11.24 Miles on Miles by Paul Maher Jr. and Michael K. Dorr [PopMatters]

11.18 Giants: Douglass and Lincoln by John Stauffer [PopMatters]

11.01 Boston Spaceships (Robert Pollard) - Brown Submarine [ALARM]

11.01 Death Vessel - Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us [ALARM]

10.24 The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell [PopMatters]

10.08 Benoit Pioulard - Temper [The Phoenix]

9.16 TV on the Radio - Dear Science, [The Phoenix]

9.10 Tanya Tagaq - Auk/Blood [The Phoenix]

8.26 Byrne / Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today [The Phoenix]

8.19 Jeff Hanson - Madam Owl [The Phoenix]

8.18 The Black Death: A Personal History by John Hatcher [PopMatters]

8.12 Zach Hill - Astrological Straits [The Phoenix]

7.29 Oneida - Preteen Weaponry [The Phoenix]

7.22 Nico Muhly - Mothertongue [The Phoenix]

7.07 The Balustrade Ensemble - Capsules [ALARM]

6.30 Canon ZR950 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.14 JVC GR-D850 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.14 Sony DCR-HC62 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.09 Robert Pollard - Robert Pollard is Off to Business [The Phoenix]

6.09 Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG9 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.09 Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.06 Young J. Edgar by Kenneth D. Ackerman [PopMatters]

6.06 Jason Ajemian's Smokeless Heat - The Art of Dying [PopMatters]

5.15 Canon Vixia HF100 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

5.12 Vijay Iyer - Tragicomic [PopMatters]

5.07 Fern Knight - Fern Knight [PopMatters]

4.17 Black Francis - Svn Fngrs [PopMatters]

3.17 John Adams by David McCullough [PopMatters]

2.25 Richard and John: Kings at War by Frank McLynn [PopMatters]

2.12 Jazz: An Introduction... by Bob Blumenthal [PopMatters]

2.04 Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra [PopMatters]

1.21 Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth [PopMatters]

1.15 Keefe Jackson's Project Project - Just Like This [PopMatters]

1.11 No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy [PopMatters]

1.04 Amir ElSaffar - Two Rivers [PopMatters]

2007

12.13 The Murder of Regilla by Sarah B. Pomeroy [PopMatters]

12.04 Kiln - Dusker [ALARM]

10.22 1776: The Illustrated Edition by David McCullough [PopMatters]

10.18 How the Irish Invented Slang by Daniel Cassidy [PopMatters]

9.27 Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog [ALARM]

9.18 Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends [ALARM]

9.18 In the Shadow of the Moon by Francis French, Colin Burgess [PopMatters]

8.30 The Jamestown Project by Karen Ordahl Kupperman [PopMatters]

8.27 Liars - Liars [PopMatters]

8.08 Immaculate Machine - Fables [ALARM]

7.24 Circus Devils (Robert Pollard) - Sgt. Disco [ALARM]

7.19 Through the Sparks - Lazarus Beach [ALARM]

7.19 Up the Empire - Light Rides the Super Major [ALARM]

6.18 Clinic - Funf [PopMatters]

5.07 Trans Am - Sex Change [ALARM]

5.04 Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death [PopMatters]

4.18 Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake - From the River to the Ocean [Weekly Dig]

4.05 Winning - This is an Ad for Cigarettes [ALARM]

4.04 Glenn Jones - Against Which the Sea Continually Beats [PopMatters]

3.29 John Prine: Live on Soundstage 1980 [PopMatters]

3.15 Ghost - In Stormy Nights [ALARM]

3.01 Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower [PopMatters]

2.28 !!! - Myth Takes [ALARM]

2.27 Willard Grant Conspiracy - Let it Roll [PopMatters]

2.19 Jed and Lucia - Candles in Daylight [NowOnTour]

2.19 Isobel Campbell - Milkwhite Sheets [NowOnTour]

2.19 Golem - Fresh Off Boat [NowOnTour]

2.01 Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness [PopMatters]

1.24 Menomena - Friend and Foe [Weekly Dig]

1.19 Johnny Cash - Live from Austin TX [PopMatters]

1.18 Exploding Star Orchestra - We Are All From Somewhere Else [Amp Camp]

1.03 Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens - Ready Everyday [PopMatters]

2006

12.19 David Krakauer - Bubbemeises [ALARM]

12.19 Pinebender - Working Nine to Wolf [ALARM]

12.19 Forro in the Dark - Bonfires of Sao Joao [ALARM]

12.19 Dmonstrations - Night Trrors, Shock! [ALARM]

12.08 Cul de Sac - ECIM [PopMatters]

11.29 Exploding Hearts - Shattered [Weekly Dig]

11.22 Various - The World is Gone [Weekly Dig]

9.18 Idgy Vaughn - Origin Story [Stylus]

9.01 Various Artists - The Sound the Hare Heard [M+]

9.01 Danielson - Ships [M+]

9.01 Wooden Wand - Second Attention [Stylus]

8.28 Early Day Miners - Offshore [Amp Camp]

8.14 Fence Kitchen - Beading the Rook [Amp Camp]

8.11 Alec K. Redfearn - The Smother Party [Amp Camp]

7.25 Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace 1969 [Amp Camp]

7.21 Current 93 - Black Ships Ate The Sky [Amp Camp]

7.13 Alan Sparhawk - Solo Guitar [Stylus]

7.12 The Sadies - In Concert, Volume One [Stylus]

6.20 Asobi Seksu - Citrus [The Phoenix]

6.19 Broadcast - The Future Crayon [Amp Camp]

6.19 Noxagt - Noxagt [Amp Camp]

6.19 Metalux & John Wiese - Exoteric [Amp Camp]

6.07 David Byrne - Ile Aiye (The House of Life) [Amp Camp]

5.25 Mission of Burma - The Obliterati [Stylus]

4.27 Mae Shi - Lock the Gun, Load the Skull [Amp Camp]

4.17 Oneida - The Wedding [Amp Camp]

4.17 Pernice Brothers - Discover a Lovelier You [Amp Camp]

4.17 Neva Dinova - The Hate Yourself Change [Amp Camp]

4.17 Parts & Labor - Stay Afraid [Amp Camp]

4.17 Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy [Amp Camp]

3.30 Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth [Stylus]

3.30 Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album [Stylus]

3.30 Thurston Moore - Psychic Hearts [Stylus]

3.20 Raising the Fawn - The Maginot Line [Stylus]

3.16 Howe Gelb - 'Sno Angel Like You [Stylus]

2.27 Fred Lonberg-Holm - Bridges Freeze Before Roads [Stylus]

1.20 Bright - Bells Break Their Towers [Stylus]

1.19 Hudson Bell - When the Sun is the Moon [Stylus]

1.05 Landing - Brocade [Stylus]

2005

11.09 Fern Knight - Blithewold [Weekly Dig]

11.08 Animal Collective - Feels [Kevchino]

11.02 Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering [Weekly Dig]

11.02 Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain [Weekly Dig]

10.26 Magnolia Electric Co - Hard to Love a Man [Weekly Dig]

10.19 T. Monk/Coltrane - At Carnegie Hall [Weekly Dig]

10.12 The Dirty Three - Cinder [Weekly Dig]

9.21 Iron and Wine/Calexico - In the Reins [Weekly Dig]

9.15 Sigur Ros - Takk [Weekly Dig]

9.15 Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow [Weekly Dig]

8.31 Ladytron - Witching Hour [Weekly Dig]

8.30 Interpol Re-Releases Antics For Some Reason [Kevchino]

8.29 Bjork - Drawing Restraint 9 [Kevchino]

8.22 New Pornographers - Twin Cinema [Kevchino]

8.16 Mountain Goats Tour in October [Kevchino]

8.09 Sigur Ros Slightly Comprehensible [Kevchino]

2004

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10.11 Landing - Sphere

9.27 Asobi Seksu - Asobe Seksu

9.20 The Arcade Fire - Funeral

9.05 The Fall - 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong

7.26 Glenn Jones This is the Wind That Blows it Out

7.26 A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder

6.20 The Album Leaf - In a Safe Place

6.13 The New Year - The End is Near

6.07 Liars - W.F.O.G.W.T.B.O.O.O

6.07 Pink Grease - This is For Real

6.07 Catheters - Howling...It Grows and Grows

5.31 David Cross - It's Not Funny

5.31 Seachange - Lay of the Land

5.10 Mission of Burma - ONoffON

5.10 Raising the Fawn - The North Sea

5.02 Andre Ether with Christopher Sandes featuring Pickles and Price

3.28 Begnagrad - Begnagrad

3.14 TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes

3.14 Califone - Heron King Blues

3.01 Chicago Underground Trio - Slon

2.23 Liars - They Were Wrong so we Drowned

2.16 Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed

2.02 Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner

1.26 Willard Grant Conspiracy - Regard the End

1.19 Kyrie Elieson - Complete Recordings

2003

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12.14 Mountaineers - Messy Century

11.23 Electric Six - Dance Commander

11.17 The Love Depression - The Love Depression

11.10 Cul de Sac - The Strangler's Wife

10.13 The Sick Lipstick - Sting Sting Sting

9.29 Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls

9.29 Various - Feedback to the Future

9.29 East River Pipe - Garbageheads...

9.15 Paula Kelley - The Trouble With Success

9.15 Consonant - Love and Affliction

9.08 Quasi - Hot Shit

9.08 Tsurubami - Gekkyukekkaichi

9.01 Rebel Powers, - Not One Star...

8.25 Gardenbox, - Gardenbox

8.25 Butchy Fuego, - Butchy Fuego

8.11 The Swords Project, - Entertainment is Over

8.01 Antipop Consortium - vs. Matthew Shipp

7.28 Two By Bukowski - Drink From My Bastard Grail

7.21 Matthew Shipp - Equilibrium

7.14 TV on the Radio - Young Liars

7.14 Fern Knight - Seven Years of Severed Limbs

7.07 DJ Spooky - Optometry

7.07 1 Mile North - Minor Shadows

6.23 Mountaineers - Mountaineers

6.23 Cut Out - Interlude with the Fun Machine

6.16 Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited

6.16 A Northern Chorus - Spirit Flags

6.02 Electric Six - Fire

5.19 Nacha Atlas - Something Dangerous

5.19 New Pornographers - Electric Version

5.05 Arab Strap - Monday the Hug and Pint

4.14 Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic

4.07 Howe Gelb - The Listener

3.17 Steffen Basho-Junghans - Rivers and Bridges

3.10 Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.

3.03 Helms - McCarthy

2.24 Ampbuzz - This is My Ampbuzz

2.24 Puerto Muerto - Your Bloated Corpse...

2.17 Cul de Sac - Death of the Sun

2.03 The Baptist Generals - No Silver, No Gold

2.03 The Thermals - No Culture Icons

1.27 Bonnie Prince Billy - Master and Everyone

1.20 Neko Case - Blacklisted

1.20 Torrez - The Evening Drag

1.13 Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas